We were thru the Wupatki Painted desert area north of Flagstaff a couple years back. Nice scenes at setting sun times looking East... This was the typical 89 road up through northern Arizona....
My Posts are IMHO based on my experiences - PM me Roy and Carolyn
RETIRED DOAF/DON/DOD/CONTR RADIO TECH (42yrs)
K9PHT (Since 1957) 146.52M
2010 F150, 5.4,3:73 Gears,SCab
2008 Starcraft 14RT EU2000i GEN
2005 Flagstaff 8528RESS
The drive through Monument Valley is spectacular. The road is curvy with little or no shoulder but I have driven it many times in my 35 foot motor home pulling a car with no problems. There is no Verizon cell service in much of the area.
We used to stay at Gouldings RV park which has a beautiful view but the price is quite high now ($46 per night or so) and the last two times we stayed there (two years ago) the staff was surly and uncooperative. We had a heck of a time getting a site level enough for my hydraulic levelers to level the motor home.
They don't seem to be maintaining the sandy sites and they are not as level as they used to be. At least in past years we didn't have a problem with the sites.
I could live with the staff rudeness but figure for that price the sites should be level enough that I don't have to stack up leveling blocks under the front tire and duallys so the levelers can work.
Clay (WA5NMR), Lee (Wife), Katie (cat).
Full Timing in a 2004 Winnebago Sightseer 35N, Workhorse chassis, Honda Accord toad
I just returned from a trip to Monument Valley this week. While I only have a 28 ft travel trailer and truck I found none of the area hard to drive. We stayed at Goulding's RV space 34. I had no problems leveling in that site. We payed about 45 dollars or so. Gouldings was the cheapest of the the other RV parks I stayed at on our trip (KOA in FLagstaff, Meteor Crater RV park Winslow. I also had great service with everyone, my verizon phone did work however my wife's same phone same plan did not.. Yes I realize others may have had bad service, my overall experience was awesome.
The highways carry large trucks, buses, and RVs of all types. No big hills, no tight curves. Long empty stretches of smooth wide two-lane with no services between the trading posts and towns.
If my fuel was low, I would fill before entering the reservation, because you are not going to find gas stations every 10 to 20 miles. But you are going to learn about that before you get that far, once you get into the wide open spaces, services are more scarce than in the Carolinas. I drive on the top half of my tank, because I'm used to the idea that the next place I can get fuel may be further than the second half tank can take me.